'''Paul Hood''' D.D.
(died 2 August 1668) was an England|English
academic administrator at the University of Oxford
Hood was elected Rector (college)|Rector
(head) of Lincoln College, Oxford
in 1621, a post he held until 1668.
The Rector's Lodgings at Lincoln College were enlarged for Hood since he was the first Rector at the college to marry.
Paul Hood was a Puritan
After the surrender of Oxford
on 24 June 1646 during the English Civil War
, Oxford University underwent a Parliamentary visitation of the University of Oxford|parliamentary visitation
, starting from 15 May 1647. The visitation was resisted by many at Oxford, but not by Hood. He was the only Head of a College at Oxford to submit to the visitors when members of Convocation
were asked to do so on 7 April 1648. Despite complying, however, Lincoln College had lost all its old fellows...